Courses and Programs

Certificate programs at Michener Continuing Education span many different areas in health care that will give you an edge in furthering your career. Our certificate programs are available online and facilitated by instructors with years of experience practicing in their respective fields, bringing you education that is relevant and applicable. These programs offer facilitated online learning that meet the needs of your busy schedule as an adult learner and allow you to build relationships with other professionals across Ontario, Canada and the world.

Many of the courses can be taken individually or combined to meet the requirements for completion of a certificate program.

Example certificate programs include Leadership in Health Care, Clinical Management and Diabetes Educator.

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de Souza Designations in Nursing

The de Souza Designation is the latest standard in cancer care nursing excellence. Nurses with the de Souza Designation are recognized by employers, patients and families, policymakers and the public as well-regarded health care professionals possessing strong communication and leadership skills. They are also known as lifelong learners providing nursing excellence in psychosocial care.

The Designations are:

  • de Souza Intern, for undergraduate nursing students with an interest in oncology or hospice palliative care
  • de Souza Nurse Associate, for Registered Nurses or Registered Practical Nurses who are not specialized in oncology
  • de Souza Nurse, for Registered Nurses who are certified in oncology, hospice palliative care, or pediatric oncology
  • de Souza APN, for RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Educators who have a Masters degree and certification in oncology, hospice palliative care or pediatric oncology
  • de Souza Scholar, for nurses who are pursuing a PhD or Post-Doctorate, in an oncology or hospice palliative care related field

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There are numerous courses and workshops offered through Michener Continuing Education. In addition to our certificate programs, you can choose a variety of special interest courses applicable to a wide range of health care professionals. Whether you are looking to take a refresher course in Medical Laboratory Sciences, explore special topics like artificial intelligence and medical cannabis, or build basic skills in clinical education and plain language, Michener offers a variety of facilitated, self-study and in-class or courses to help you build your professional capacity in niche areas.

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Oncology and Palliative Care Education

de Souza Institute offers health care professionals online courses to enhance expertise to provide the best possible cancer and palliative care. Through de Souza Institute, health care professionals obtain the specialized skills to guide and help cancer patients throughout their journey (prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliation). de Souza Institute courses are offered primarily online.

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The Bridging Programs are designed for experienced internationally-educated health professionals (IEHPs) who wish to practice as licensed health care professionals in Canada. Prior to writing the licensing exam, it is recommended that IEHPs enroll in a Bridging Program, which will improve their chances of being licensed. Prior to applying for the programs, applicants must be assessed either by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) or the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO) and have been issued a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

In each of the programs, you will review theory components, gain simulated laboratory experience and obtain preparation to write the CSMLS, Sonography Canada or the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam.

These programs are offered in the evenings and on weekends, and some may include a one-week observership at UHN Hospitals.

Observerships are short-term opportunities for clinical and administrative professionals to visit and observe in different areas of UHN hospitals.

The Personalized Learning Program™ (PLP) allows you to learn about how our work is done at UHN, and is geared to any kind of health care provider or administrator who is seeking to gain exposure to various practices in Canada’s largest academic research hospital. These programs are created based on your unique learning objectives, and help you build networks and community with world-renowned clinicians and leaders at UHN.

University Health Network (UHN) Fellowships are programs aimed at upskilling professionals working in any kind of health care environment beyond the scope of entry-to-practice education. Fellowships can be in any area, including, but not limited to, patient care (with appropriate professional registration and licensure in Ontario), hospital administration (e.g. operations, quality improvement, or education), leadership and research, to name a few.

Fellowships at UHN are a minimum duration of six months to a maximum of two years (this does not include research fellowship requirements outlined by the Research Institutes at UHN). UHN Fellowships are structured to include educational objectives and demonstrate a learning plan for each Fellow. Regular feedback, assessment and evaluative components related to the learning objectives are also provided.

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